Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

could u give me some idea about this navajo squash bolssom?

  i get this one online,i would like to know is it a old piece from 40s?i have no idea about idian jewelry,thax so much for your help.

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Comment by Son of Hmong on August 8, 2017 at 13:27
embelliahment,thax so much for ur help!
Comment by Ethnic Embellishments on August 7, 2017 at 22:51

Yes, It could be from the 1940's, could be a bit newer, though definitely vintage.  It can be hard to tell, but easier with aritist mark/ signature which can usually be dated more accurately.  Most likely Navajo, but could be Zuni or Hopi.  The bottom pendant is a sandcast "naja" pendant. Probably from Arizona or New Mexico, but "Four Corners" region.

Comment by Son of Hmong on August 7, 2017 at 3:49



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